Admission Guidelines for entry in September 2021

Please see below the Trafford CEM consortium response to the latest guidance received from the DfE.

We realise that the extraordinary circumstances in which we have found ourselves over recent months have been very unsettling for both parents and children.  Please rest assured we will do our very best to keep you informed and would advise you to continue to regularly check our admission pages for any updates.

It is our intention to proceed with the entrance examination in the autumn term and acting upon further guidance from the DfE (please see link below), the entrance examination will now take place on Monday 19th October 2020.  We would encourage both parents and children to continue as best they can with their preparations.

Please view the updated ‘Admissions Information for entry in September 2021  along with the  ‘Admissions Timetable’ and ‘FAQ’s DfE guidance’.  Please continue to regularly visit our admission pages for any further updates.

The deadline for applications was midday on Friday 26th June.  Please email to seek further advice if you have missed this deadline.

We would respectfully request that you do not call the school, as we have limited staff available until further notice


Please view all the familiarisation booklets now available below


All information with regard to admission to year 7 for September 2021 is now available below;

Introduction for Entry 2021

Urmston Grammar is a highly successful, co-educational 11-18 selective academy with specialist status in Science and Foreign Languages, with admission normally taking place at 11 and 16. Accommodation can normally be provided for up to 780 boys and girls in Years 7-11, with 150 places available for the Year 7 intake, plus the Sixth Form.   The school has no religious affiliation.


Admission of Children to Year 7 for September 2021

Applications to sit the Urmston Grammar Entrance Exam on Monday 14th September are welcomed from 12:00 noon Monday 18th May.  The closing date for on-line applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 26th June 2020.   Your child must have a date of birth between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010.

Please note; if you have not completed the on-line application form or you have not followed the procedure regarding ‘confirmation emails’ by 12 noon on 26th June 2020 a later test will not be initiated until after 1st March 2021.

Due to the current lockdown and government guidelines on social distancing, our Open Evening on will not be taking place. We will provide further details in due course.

Detailed information on the Admissions Procedure and Frequently Asked Questions are provided in the links, along with the Admission Policy and Familiarisation Booklets.

Please take time to read all the information provided before completing the on-line application form.

The school admissions personnel will not be able to engage in telephone conversations about any aspect of the admission process.  Should you have any queries please email  Due to high volumes of emails, the admissions team will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.


Applications to Urmston Grammar, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School and Stretford Grammar School.

These four Trafford Grammar Schools are known as the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium (TGSCC).

Urmston Grammar, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Sale Grammar School and Stretford Grammar School are using the same entrance test and consequently your child can only sit one test.  However, parents can request that the raw score is shared between all four schools for inclusion in their standardisation.  Parents can therefore choose to receive results for all four schools.  Please read the registration form carefully and tick the appropriate statement to request that the scores are shared.  Scores cannot be retrospectively shared between the schools after the standardisation process has taken place.


FAQ’s following DfE guidance

UPDATED 30/07/20 – Admission Information for entry in Sept 2021 inc FAQ’s

UPDATED 30/07.20 – Admissions timetable for Admissions to Year 7 – 2021

Trafford Familiarisation Booklet

Maths Familiarisation Booklet

NVR Familiarisation Booklet

Verbal Reasoning Comprehension Familiarisation Booklet

Verbal Reasoning Word Choice Familiarisation Booklet

Urmston Grammar Admission Policy 2021

Online Registration form



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